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Obamination: Jobs


Obamination: Jobs

Obamination addressed the nation about jobs. Sort of like someone who
administered poison telling you how to get well. The time has come to
tell him, his administration and their enablers in Congress to go to
Hell. If we won’t tell them, who will?  Lets not wait until
November 6, 2012; lets do it immediately.

The superscripts in the prepared remarks are linked
to my contumacious comments, which follow. You can click the
superscripts to read the relevant comment, then use your Backspace key to return to your
place in the text.

 

Remarks of
President Barack Obama


As Prepared for Delivery

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Washington, DC

On
Thursday, I visited a new, high-tech factory in Michigan where workers
are helping America lead the way in a growing clean energy
industry. 

They
were proud of their work, and they should be.  They’re not just
showing us a path1
out of the worst recession in generations – they’re proving that this
is still a country where we make things2; where new ideas take root and
grow; where the best universities, most creative entrepreneurs, and
most dynamic businesses in the world call home3.
They’re proving that even in difficult times, there’s not a country on
Earth that wouldn’t trade places with us. 

That
doesn’t mean we don’t face some very tough economic challenges.
Many Americans are hurting badly right now.  Many have been
unemployed for too long.  Putting these men and women back to
work, and growing wages for everyone, has got to be our top priority4.

But
lately, the response from Washington has been partisanship and gridlock5
that’s only undermined public confidence and hindered our efforts to
grow the economy.

So
while there’s nothing wrong with our country, there is something wrong
with our politics6,
and that’s what we’ve got to fix.  Because we
know there are things Congress can do7, right now, to get more money
back in your pockets, get this economy growing faster, and get our
friends and neighbors back to work. 

The
payroll tax cut that put $1,000 back in the average family’s pocket
this year?8
Let’s extend it.  Construction workers who’ve
been jobless since the housing boom went bust?  Let’s put them
back to work rebuilding America.9  Let’s cut red tape in the
patent
process so entrepreneurs can get good ideas to market more
quickly.  Let’s finish trade deals so we can sell more
American-made goods around the world.10  Let’s connect the hundreds
of thousands of brave Americans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan
to businesses that need their incredible11 skills and talents.

These
are all things we can do right now.  So let’s do them.  And
over the coming weeks, I’ll put forward more proposals12 to help
our
businesses hire and create jobs, and won’t stop until every American
who wants a job can find one.

But
we can no longer let partisan brinksmanship get in our way – the idea
that making it through the next election is more important than making
things right.  That’s what’s holding us back – the fact that some
in Congress13 would rather
see their opponents lose than see America win.

So
you’ve got a right to be frustrated.  I am.  Because you
deserve better.  And I don’t think it’s too much for you to expect
that the people you send to this town start delivering.14

Members
of Congress are at home in their districts right now.  And if you
agree with me – whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or not much
of a fan of either – let them know.

If
you’ve had it with gridlock, and you want them to pass stalled bills
that will help our economy right now – let them know15

If
you refuse to settle for a politics where scoring points is more
important than solving problems; if you believe it’s time to put
country before party and the interests of our children before our own –
let them know. 

And
maybe they’ll get back to Washington ready to compromise, ready to
create jobs, ready to get our fiscal house in order – ready to do what
you sent them to do.

Yes,
we’ve still got a long way to go to get to where we need to be.
We didn’t get into this mess overnight, and it’s going to take time to
get out of it.  That’s a hard truth – but it’s no excuse for
inaction.  After all, America voted for divided government, not
dysfunctional government, and we’ve got work to do.  And when we
come together and find common ground, there’s no stopping this
country.  There’s no stopping our people.  There’s no holding
us back.  And there is every reason to believe we’ll get through
this storm to a brighter day.

Thanks
for listening, and have a nice weekend.

 

 


  1. Government subsidized & dictated
    proof of concept enterprises are not the path to prosperity.  They
    are the path to failure. The Chevy Volt can not be mass produced at an
    affordable price. If it could be, the generating capacity needed to
    operate the fleet does not exist and will not because of onerous
    regulations blocking the construction of new generating capacity.
    Lighter, more efficient batteries will not solve the problem. The
    energy density simply is not available. There is no alternative to
    hydrocarbon motor fuel. Economic recovery needs to be demand driven,
    not government driven.
  2.  This is a country with little remaining manufacturing industry primarily because of
    your allies: unions and crony capitalists. The unions priced labor out
    of the market. Government wanted “economic development”,
    mis-interpreted
    as “industrialization”, for Asia & Latin America. Crony capitalists
    wanted lower energy costs. Together, they shipped jobs overseas.
  3. No, Mr. President, this is America,
    not Israel. Get your bearings.
  4. Government’s top priority is national
    security.  We need prosperity to finance security and we need
    security to maintain prosperity. Employment & wages are not the
    government’s province, they belong in the private economy. Government
    employs too many and pays too much, contributing to our spiral of
    economic decline, not curing it. We are deep in debt because of
    government profligacy, not despite it.

    Everyone’s income is
    someone else’s expense. When wages increase, prices increase… leading
    to demands for higher wages. Some of us are old  enough  and
    sober enough to remember what happened under Johnson, Nixon &
    Carter.  By printing money, you are artificially inflating the
    cost of everything we
    need.  By increasing the cost of fuel, you are inflating the price
    of all commodities, products and services. You’re policies are the
    problem, not  the solution.

  5. Strike Washington, insert The White
    House & Democrat Party. Barry bitches bitterly about his own
    conduct, attempting to project it onto others who are innocent.
  6. Your “politics”: your Socialist Agenda
    & partisanship; those are the problem; what is wrong with our
    politics. This nation’s economic salvation is dependent on the
    immediate resignations of yourself, the Vice President, the Secretary
    of State and your Czars.   Go to Hell and good riddance to
    you!
  7. Congress can do nothing positive because AssWholes
    control the Senate and you wield the veto pen. Your words are perverse
    because you want the Congress to enact your own counter productive
    policies which will deepen and prolong the depression.  Congress
    should reverse every Gd’d thing it did under the second term of Shrub
    and your first term. That would be a good start, but insufficient to
    solve the problem.
  8.  That “tax cut” helps only those who
    have jobs, while they have jobs. It also contributes to the insolvency
    of Social Security and Medicare.  Besides which it is a drop in
    the bucket while the flood of food and energy inflation spurred by your
    damn fool policies robs us of purchasing power.
  9. Nobody can get a mortgage. Union wages drive up housing costs. Federal regulations drive up
    housing costs. Artificially low interest rates distort the market. This
    whole problem stems from the idiotic and self-serving legislation &
    regulations of Franks, Dodd & co., exploited by their crony
    capitalist patrons.
  10. Please explain to us how you will engineer one sided trade deals so that our exports will increase
    but imports won’t. How will you get the rest of the world to agree to
    that?
  11. Incredible” skills? Exactly what part
    of their legendary skill and courage lacks credibility?  If they
    are not credible, how can those skills be marketed at home in our
    domestic economy?  How do we put sniping, defusing IEDs, rifle and
    artillery fire to work in the domestic economy?  Will we put them
    to work putting down the riots you and your allies are working hard to
    foment with your class warfare politics?  Or will Blackwater hire
    them and go to work putting down the riots in Europe? That would not be
    “at home”, would it?
  12. Repeal Obama Dont’t Care to reduce costs and
    increase predictability. Make the “Bush tax cuts” permanent by removing
    the sunset clause. Cancel the ass-idiot regulations that will double
    the cost of electricity. Cancel the new regulations on truck fleet fuel
    economy that will raise the cost of everything and put truckers out of
    work. Remove the restrictions on domestic oil exploration &
    production both on and off shore. Do those things immediately and make
    them permanent!!!
  13. Some in Congress: the G’d’d
    liberals and one in the White house; those are the obstacles to
    progress. We need to get rid of them and we can’t wait until November
    6, 2012.
  14. You delivered. You promised hope: you
    delivered despair. You promised change: you delivered ruin.
    Politics as usual: promise gold; deliver excrement. The electorate
    needs to learn from this. Most of them are not smart enough to learn.
    Everyone who voted for Obama should be removed from the voter
    rolls  because they are incompetent.
  15. Let them know? Yeah, right. Members of Congress: if you voted
    for the stimulus bills, TARP or Obama Don’t Care, resign at once. Do not pass go, do
    not collect a pension, just go to Hell. The American people are fed up
    with your conduct in office: misfeasance, malfeasance &
    non-feasance.

Readers, here is your assignment:

 

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